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Champions League results: Manchester United vs PSG; Chelsea vs Sevilla Plus other reports

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Marcus hands Manchester United win against PSG

Marcus Rashford stole the show late on at the Parc des Princes as he scored the winning goal for Manchester United in a 2-1 win against French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stages.

Two seasons ago, Rashford scored the decisive injury-time penalty in their Champions League last-16 comeback win against PSG. Again he scored with three minutes remaining on Tuesday to reward United with a well deserved three points.

Bruno Fernandes had converted a retaken penalty in the 23rd minute of the game to hand the visitors the lead after Keylor Navas had encroached whilst saving the original effort. But Anthony Martial, unfortunately, scored an own goal ten minutes into the second half to allow PSG draw parity despite United being the better side in Paris.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men executed their tactics brilliantly to quell the threat from the last year’s Champions League runners-up as Axel Tuanzebe masterfully marshalled Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in his first start since 2019.

United stole the win to hand PSG its first home defeat in the Champions League group stages since 2004.

Watch the match highlights below…

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Paris Saint-Germain suffered a home defeat in a Champions League group game for the first time in 25 games (W19 D5) since losing 1-3 to CSKA Moscow in December 2004.
  • Since the start of last season, Manchester United have been awarded 27 penalties in all competitions, scoring 22 of them, both highs among sides in Europe’s big five leagues in that time.
  • Martial is the second French player to score an own-goal in the Champions League against French opposition, after Jeremy Mathieu for Barcelona also against Paris Saint-Germain in April 2015.
  • Rashford’s last three Champions League goals for Manchester United have all come away from home, with the last two netted at Parc des Princes.
  • PSG’s Neymar has failed to score in four consecutive Champions League appearances for the first time since November 2013 (his first five games in the competition).

Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla: A frustrating night of football for the Blues in Champions League opener

Champions League review

Chelsea played out a 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla at the Bridge in an unusual resolute performance with their best chance coming from a Kurt Zouma header.

Having conceded three against Southampton on Saturday, Chelsea seemed to have found their defensive abilities back as they looked far more assured defensively against their talented European visitors.

The restored Edouard Mendy was at his best when called into action by Nemanja Gudelj’ whose deflected header seemed goal bound before the break.

Chelsea emerged a resurgent side from the break after only managing only one shot on target in the first half and could have led through Zouma’s free header from a Ben Chilwell corner, but the Frenchman directed his header straight at Yassine Bounou in the Sevilla goal.

Chilwell and Timo Werner also managed to sting the palms of the visiting goalkeeper.

Watch the match highlights below…

 

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Chelsea have drawn five of their last eight Champions League home matches, as many as in their previous 33 games in the competition at Stamford Bridge (W23 L5). Meanwhile, this was their first goalless draw in 22 Champions League matches, last playing out a 0-0 in October 2015 (vs Dynamo Kiev).
  • Chelsea have won just one of their last 10 UEFA Champions League games against Spanish opposition (D6 L3).
  • Sevilla are unbeaten in the first match of their last five Champions League campaigns (W2 D3), drawing each of their last three.
  • Chelsea recorded just six shots, their fewest attempts at goal in a Champions League game since February 2015 – against Paris Saint-Germain (2).

Other Tuesday Champions League results

  • Dynamo Kiev 0-2 Juventus
  • Zenit St. Petersburg 1-2 Club Brugge
  • Barcelona 5-1 Ferencvaros
  • Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla
  • Lazio 3-1 Borussia Dortmund
  • Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester United
  • RB Leipzig 2-0 Istanbul Buyuksehir
  • Rennes 1-1 Krasnodar
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